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UT Engineering Students, Friends of the Smokies Working to Improve Donation Boxes

A team from the Tickle College of Engineering is continuing its work with Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the Smokies to redesign and manufacture its visitor donation boxes. Friends of the Smokies asked the college to help solve a critical problem: how to design and produce a more durable and secure collection box, as vandals have targeted the boxes in the past.

Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.